Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Movina Kumari Anak Perempuan Asawathi

So this week was pretty normal but great at the same time. This week Movina Kumari Anak Perempuan Asawathi was baptized by Elder Herbst, which was amazing. The spirit was great and she really enjoyed it. That Sunday I had to confirm her a member of the church etc. but this time it was all in Malay so it was pretty crazy but again I made it through alright. Some cool news this week is our recent convert Ooi Sok Choo has just finished reading the Book of Mormon all the way through for the 1st time which is crazy awesome. She’s making great progress.

This week I am on exchanges with the Zone leaders in Penang again, this time it is from yesterday till Friday. So today we are going with a return missionary to have some Korean Steam Boat which is amazing. And he has got some referrals for us so it’s going to be even better. Things over in Butterworth are going pretty well everyone is still the same in the house but Elder Thomas and Elder Barlow have some kind of bronchitis so they’re not doing super well :/ but they are slowly recovering.

While in Singapore we went that night and had some delicious good old Carls Jr. mmm real nice. And then I got to go meet an Expat family named the Strights from Mt Pleasant, Utah. They are really nice and have 2 kids one named Nathan who’s 15 and a daughter who’s 17. The sad part is at this appointment we found out that the mom and the kids hate Singapore and are moving back to Utah in 4 days... so before we left they gave me some Mac and Cheese and some Pop Tarts whoo-hoo; I won this time, so I have had some Pop Tarts for breakfast these last couple of days which were amazing. We did end up making it to the tie shop in Singapore and I got some sweet ties. Got some skinny ties, some paisley ties, and some stripidy ties, there all great and all only for 2 Sing ha-ha.

I got the picture CD and some other things in an envelope to send out to you guys next week hopefully but I think I will be at the Thorne’s house with them since Elder Thomas, Barlow and Herbst all go on visa runs next week. They only threw out papers that they had on me nothing that I had brought with me to Singapore and it wasn’t anything important. Sorry if my spelling is bad this keyboard is terrible I have to slam the keys to get them to go. I didn’t have any problems getting back into Malaysia besides the flight thing I got my chop (passport stamp) just fine with no questions. I actually had a Tamil lady chop mine and it was fine. Usually if you go to a women your fine unless they are already unhappy because your white and they think you’re so hot and just and in tunnel vision and twitter patted as Elder Shipp put it here; who goes home in 3 weeks and is super Trunkey. I am not sure if you heard but there have been some bombings here in West Malaysia over Non Muslims using the word Allah (god), the government said all can use the word but then 13 bombings happened in KL at Christian churches because of the word. But none of them were our church and the missionaries are just as safe as we were before cause we don’t use that word we use Tuhan (lord) but the Indonesian BOM uses it and some missionaries got detained for it but nothing happened besides they took their BOM. Pres. Clark says all is well and that there is nothing to worry about since we’re not doing anything wrong and that we just go about our business as usual.

Transfers can come when ever and I don’t know when I’ll leave but our area is just doing alright right now we haven’t been able to find a whole lot of new people to teach and it’s kind of discouraging since we just basically find all the time and with not too much success.... So I brainstormed some ideas to do and set some goals I want to see happen in the area so hopefully with my goals in mind I can get our area back up and running. We are teaching Suresh still and he’s doing great and asks all the questions he has… ha-ha about where do animals go etc. Also we get to go to a Chinese wedding on Saturday and its going to be delicious according to our member. Things well hopefully pick up. We also received some referrals from a member so hopefully they will come through. I hopefully I can get this area back up and running before I get transferred or something because I don’t want to leave anyone with an area like this...

Well that’s all and I am out of time.
Elder Watkins

1 comment:

Gary said...

He sounds so good and so grown up. Kind of sad to send them out boys knowing they'll come home men.